Program Overview

Enactus is proud to partner with the Ford Motor Company Fund to bring Cycle Three of the Ford C3 Building Sustainable Communities Project Partnership to Brazil, Germany, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, South Africa and United Kingdom Enactus teams.

Through the Ford College Community Challenge (Ford C3), Ford Motor Company Fund supports colleges and universities to work with students in designing and developing tangible community projects that address critical local needs, which help the community become a more sustainable place to work and live. Ford C3 is designed to empower students to make difference in the world, bringing their unique perspective on what it takes to be a sustainable community.

The purpose of Ford C3 is to challenge colleges and universities to partner with their local communities to design innovative, student-led projects that address critical community needs. The overarching theme of the Ford C3 is “Building Sustainable Communities.”

For more information about Ford C3, visit the Ford C3 webpage.

Program Information (Cycle Three)


All enrolled Enactus teams in the participating countries with projects meeting the program goals and reporting requirements listed below are eligible to apply for a Cycle Three Ford C3 Project Partnership grant. The project submitted must have outcomes completed between the following dates for each country:
Brazil: 9 November 2015 – 9 November 2016
Germany: 7 November 2015 – 7 November 2016
Ghana: 21 October 2015 – 21 October 2016
Kenya: 27 October 2015 – 27 October 2016
Morocco: 6 November 2015 – 6 November 2016
South Africa: 31 October 2015 – 31 October 2016
United Kingdom: 31 October 2015 – 31 October 2016


Selected teams will be awarded grant money to empower communities through their Ford C3 Building Sustainable Communities projects. See your Country page for the number of awards and grant amounts available.

Program Goals

Enactus teams’ Ford C3 Building Sustainable Communities Project Partnership projects will include the following elements:

  1. Create an Innovative Approach to “Building Sustainable Communities”
  2. Involve Students in a Leadership Role
  3. Address an Urgent and Unmet Community Need in a Tangible Way
  4. Involve a Community-Based Organization as a Partner
  5. Involve the School of Business, Engineering, or Design in Some Way
  6. Generate and Document Measurable Outputs and Outcomes to Demonstrate How the Project Improves Livelihoods

Review the Application FAQs page for additional information.

Application and Final Impact Report

Interested Enactus teams can submit an Application through the Apply page. Participating teams are required to submit a Final Impact Report in 2016. See your Country page for additional information.


If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Project Partnership staff.